Evaluating Legislation Impact: The Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act WebinarPosted: March 19th, 2013 By: Michelle Kipper
This webinar from the American Public Health Association will take place on April 9, 2013 at 11:30 Pacific Standard Time.
Description: Beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, the underserved in Maryland, especially children, gained increased access to oral health services through the Public Health Dental Hygiene Act of 2008. The act allows a dental hygienist working in a public health setting, including schools, to practice dental hygiene and apply sealants or fluoride agents, mouth rinse or varnish without a prior examination by a dentist or physician. In 2012, the Maryland Office of Oral Heath was awarded funding by the American Public Health Association to evaluate the law’s effects.
This webinar will feature Harry Goodman, DMD, MPH, director of the Office Oral Health, who will give an overview of the law; Deborah Levy, MS, founder of SuccessLinks, LLC and evaluation consultant who will discuss the evaluation and Sue Camardese, RDH, MS, the public health dental hygienist at Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia, Md., who will speak about how the law has affected their dental program.
To learn more and to register, click here.